Courses

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FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester

Code Course Name CR ECTS
CHEM 101 General Chemistry 4 6
ENG 101 English I 3 5
MAT 101 Mathematics I 4 6
PGE 101 Introduction to Petroleum Engineering 3 5
PHY 101 General Physics I 4 6
TUR 100 Turkish for Foreign Students 0 2
Total Credit 18 30

Spring Semester

Code Course Name CR ECTS
CHEM 102 Physical Chemistry 3 6
ENG 102 English II 3 6
MAT 102 Mathematics II 4 5
PHY 102 General Physics II 4 5
TDE 102 Technical Drawing 3 5
Total Credit 17 27

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester

Code Course Name CR ECTS
PGE 201 General Geology 4 6
MAT 201 Differantial Equations 4 6
ME 205 Thermodynamics 3 5
ME 211 Engineering Materials 3 5
ECON 231 Economics for Engineers 3 5
Total Credit 17 27

Spring Semester

Code Course Name CR ECTS
PGE 210 Introduction to Programming 3 5
PGE 202 Petroleum Geology 3 5
PGE 204 Numerical Analysis 3 5
PGE 224 Strength of Materials 3 5
Non-Technical Elective 3 5
Total Credit 15 25

THIRD YEAR

Fall Semester

Code Course Name CR ECTS
PGE 300 Summer Practice I 0 4
MAT 350 Statistics and Probability 3 5
PGE 301 Fluid Mechanics 3 5
PGE 303 Petroleum Production Engineering I 3 5
PGE 305 Petroleum Reservoir Engineering I 3 5
PGE 307 Drilling Engineering I 3 5
Total Credit 15 29

Spring Semester

Code Course Name CR ECTS
PGE 304 Petroleum Production Engineering II 4 6
PGE 306 Petroleum Reservoir Engineering II 4 6
PGE 308 Drilling Engineering II 4 6
PGE 310 Oil and Gas Pipeline System 3 5
PGE 312 Well Logging 4 6
Total Credit 19 29

FOURTH YEAR

Fall Semester

Code Course Name CR ECTS
PGE 400 Summer Practice II 0 4
PGE 401 Graduation Project I 4 6
PGE 403 Natural Gas Engineering 3 5
PGE 405 Petroleum Engineering Design I 3 5
Elective (Unrestricted) 3 5
Elective (Technical) 3 5
Elective (Technical) 3 5
Total Credit 19 35

Spring Semester

Code Course Name CR ECTS
PGE 402 Graduation Project II 4 6
PGE 406 Petroleum Engineering Design II 3 5
Elective (Technical) 3 5
Elective (Technical) 3 5
Elective (Technical) 3 5
Total Credit 16 26
Total Credit 136 / ECTS 228

Course Descriptions


CHEM 101 General Chemistry I (4 credit)
A basic course with emphasizing the metric system. Introduction to atomic theory, stoichiometry. The structural and physical properties of matter. Periodic relationship among elements and periodic table. Gaseous state. Thermochemistry. Energy and enthalpy. Electronic structure of atoms. Electrochemistry. Chemical bonding.
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ENG 101 English I (3 credit)
Develops reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills by encouraging students to use language forms that they learn through reading and listening. The students are exposed to extensive reading both in and outside the classroom. They are encouraged to read a variety of texts such as short stories, academic articles, research reports, reviews and journalistic texts as well as chapters from textbooks.
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MAT 101 Mathematics I (4 credit)
Functions, limits and continuity. Derivatives. Mean value theorem. Sketching graphs. Definite integrals, infinite integrals (antiderivatives). Logarithmic, exponential, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions and their derivatives. L’Hospital’s rule. Techniques of integration. Applications of the definite integral, improper integrals.
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PGE 101 Introduction to Petroleum Engineering (3 credit)
A course designed to acquaint the students with the basic concepts of petroleum industries. Historical background, sources, world supply and demand, chemical and physical properties of petroleum. Introduction to petroleum exploration, reservoir types and engineering concepts, production methods, refining and transportation of natural hydrocarbons. Engineering ethics, health, safety and environmental aspects in petroleum engineering profession.
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PHY 101 General Physics I (4 credit)
Measurement, vectors, kinematics, force, mass. Newton’s laws, applications of Newton’s laws. Work and kinetic energy. Conservation of linear momentum. Impulse, collisions, rotation, moments of inertia. Torque, angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum, static equilibrium.
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CHEM 102 Physical Chemistry (4 credit)
A basic course with emphasizing the metric system. Introduction to atomic theory, stoichiometry. The structural and physical properties of matter. Periodic relationship among elements and periodic table. Gaseous state. Thermochemistry. Energy and enthalpy. Electronic structure of atoms. Electrochemistry. Chemical bonding.

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ENG 102 English II (3 credit)
Develops students autonomy, evaluation, analysis and research skills and synthesizing ability. Students will learn the discourse patterns and structures to be used in different essay types. An academic essay and a project report are assigned.
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MAT 102 Mathematics II (4 credit)
Plane and polar co-ordinates, area in polar co-ordinates, arc length of curves. Limit, continuity and differentiability of function of several variables, extreme values, method of Lagrange multipliers. Double integral, triple integral with applications. Line integrals, Green’s theorem. Sequences, infinite series, power series, Taylor’s series. Complex numbers.
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PHY 102 General Physics II (4 credit)
Electrical charges. Coulomb’s law. Electrical fields. Gauss’s law. Electrical potential. Capacitance and dielectrics. Current and resistance. Direct current circuits. Magnetic fields. Sources of the magnetic field. Faraday’s law of induction. Inductance and inductors.
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TDE 102 Technical Drawing (3 credit)
Introduction to technical drawing. Drawing instruments and their use, lettering, lines, geometry of straight lines, scale drawing. Dimensions. Development of surfaces, shape description, selection of views, projecting the views. Pictorial drawing, diametric trimetric projection. Isometric projection, oblique projection. Perspective drawing cross section.
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CS 241 Introduction to Programming (3 credit)
An introduction to fundamental concepts. Algorithms and flowcharts as tools of program design process. Basic program structure. Input/output statetments. Control structures: Selection and repetition statements and arrays. Concept of modular programming: Procedures and Functions.
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MAT 201 Differential Equations (4 credit)
Ordinary and partial differential equations. Explicit solutions. First-order differential equations, separable, homogenous differential equations. Ordinary linear differential equations. Bernoulli differential equations. Cauchy-differential equations. High-order ordinary differential equations. Introduction to Laplace transforms. Introduction to series method for solving differential equations. Linear systems of differential equations
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ME 205 Thermodynamics (3 credit)
Basic concepts and definitions of classical thermodynamics. Thermodynamic processes, work and heat interactions. First law for systems and for flow processes. Second law and entropy, irreversibility and availability.
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ME 211 Engineering Materials (3 credit)
Materials and properties. Atomic structure and interatomic bonding, crystal structure, crystal imperfections, solid solutions. Mechanical properties of materials, elastic and plastic deformation. Behaviour of materials under tension, compression and shear. Hardness and hardness measurement. Dislocation and strengthening mechanism. Phase equilibria, phase diagrams, the iron –carbon system, solid reactions, microstructures. Structure and properties of ceramics. Polymer structure.
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ECON 231 Economics for Engineers ( 3 credit)
Principles and economic analysis of engineering decision making. Cost concept. Economic environment. Price and demand relations. Competition. Make-versus-purchase studies. Principles and applications of money-time relations. Depreciation. Many and banking. Price changes and inflation. Business and company finance.
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CS 242 Programming and Problem Solving (3 credit)
Construction and abstraction of computer program. Elements of C. Structure of the program, data types, constants, input and output of integer numbers, real numbers. Variables, expressions and assignments. Input and output functions. Control Structures. Selection- If statement, multiple selection- switch statement. Iteration- while, do-while, for operators. User-defined functions, arrays and subscripted variables, single and multi dimensional arrays. Array and functions. Pointers, pointers and strings. Structures, creating structures. Structure as function argument. Subprograms. Files. File operations.
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PGE 202 Petroleum Geology (3 credit)
The goal of this course is to obtain knowledge of the origins of petroleum and gas. An overview is given on the conditions that are needed for oil and gas to accumulate in reservoirs. Moreover, techniques to find and exploit these reservoirs are highlighted. The focus always is on the task of the petroleum geologist during the different phases of oil and gas exploration and production.
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PGE 204 Numerical Analysis (3 credit)
Approximations and errors. Accuracy and precision. Finite divided difference and numerical differentiation. Roots of equations, bracketing methods and open methods, systems of nonlinear equations. Systems of linear algebraic equations. Curve fitting, interpolation. Numerical integration. Ordinary differential equations.
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PGE 224 Strength of Materials (3 credit)
Introduction. Internal force diagrams. Analysis of stress and strain. Hooke’s law. Yield criteria and plasticity. Axial force. Pure shear. Torsion of circular bars and thin walled tubes. Moment of inertia of cross-sections. Simple bending. Stress and strain, Mohr’s circle. Bending with shear. The shear center. The shear center of thin walled sections. Elastic curve for symmetrical cross-sections. Study of elastic curve by various methods. Effect of shear on the elastic curve. Axial force with bending. Materials not resistant to tension. Bending with torsion. Energy methods. Theorem of virtual work. Theorems of Betti and Castigliano. Minimum principles. Elastic stability. Euler cases. Buckling beyond the elastic limit, method of omega multiplier, approximate methods, Rayleigh ratio.
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MAT 350 Statistics and Probability (3 credit)
Complex numbers, Matrix algebra, Methods of solution of linear equation systems.Vectors in 2D-Space and 3D-Space, Eigenvalues, Eigenvectors, Diagonalizations, Fourier Series. Applied Probability and Statistics.
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PGE 300 Summer Practice I
Subjects that are acceptable for summer practice: surveying, time-keeping, checking and testing construction materials, assisting resident engineers, preparing quantity and cost estimates, unit price estimates, Civil Engineering drawings and graphs, use of computational machines and taking part in construction work. The department may organise a compulsory, collective summer practice program in place of the above (minimum 30 working days).
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PGE 301 Fluid Mechanics (3 credit)
Introduction, Fundamental concepts, Fluid statics, Basic equations in integral Form for a control volume, Introduction to differential analysis of fluid motion, Incompressible inviscid flow, Dimensional analysis and similitude, Internal incompressible viscous flow.
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PGE 303 Petroleum Production Engineering I (3 credit)
Drill stem testing, well completion methods, completion fluids and sand control. Perforating, well head equipment and flow control devices, production packers, oil and gas separators. Flowing well performance, sucker rod pumping, submersible electrical centrifugal pumping, well stimulation techniques; acidizing, hydraulic fracturing.
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PGE 305 Petroleum Reservoir Engineering I (3 credit)
Estimation of hydrocarbon pore volume and recovery factor. Classification of oil reservoirs. Reservoir performance prediction for solution gas drive, water drive, gas-cap drive, drainage and combination drive reservoirs using material balance approach. Water influx theory. Water and gas coning in oil producing formations. Characterization of fractured reservoirs. Decline Curve Analysis.
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PGE 307 Drilling Engineering I (3 credit)
Drilling machinery: hole and equipment. Drilling fluids and hydraulics. Cementing and hydraulics. Drill off tests (bit performances). Pressure control.
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PGE 306 Petroleum Reservoir Engineering II (4 credit)
Steady and unsteady state single phase flow equations through porous media, steady and unsteady superposition. Multiphase flow through porous media. Reservoir characterization in homogeneous and heterogeneous reservoirs by pressure and tracer testing.
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PGE 308 Drilling Engineering II (4 credit)
Directional drilling (Tangential, ROC and Minimum Curvature Methods). Drill string design (neutral point of tension and compression, neutral point of bending, Lubinski’s stresses, margin of over pull). Casing design (biaxial, triaxial). Casing setting (buckling and well head loads).
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PGE 310 Oil and Gas Pipeline System (3 credit)
Importance of pipelines: pipelines as element of infrastructure, economical comparison of pipelines with other transportation systems, safety of pipelines, transportation tasks and dimensioning of pipelines, profitability investigation of pipelines. Planning and designing of pipelines: right of way, pipelines, stations, and execution of pipeline projects. Calculation of pipelines: pressure losses and flow rates, energy demand, pressure surge calculations, pipe strength calculations. Line pipes and fittings: line pipe materials, fabrication of line pipes, fittings, line pipe testing and inspection. Construction works and corrosion protection of pipelines.
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PGE 312 Well Loging (4 credit)
Principles and operation of gamma ray, self potential, caliper, resistivity (micro and focused), density neutron, sonic, cement bond and variable density, dipmeter and production well logging tools. Interpretation of well log and their crossplotting techniques. Determination of formation properties such as porosity, hydrocarbon saturation, lithology, zone thickness, shaliness, etc. Guidelines to select proper logs in given field conditions.
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PGE 304 Petroleum Production Engineering II (4 credit)
Drill stem testing, well completion methods, completion fluids and sand control. Perforating, well head equipment and flow control devices, production packers, oil and gas separators. Flowing well performance, sucker rod pumping, submersible electrical centrifugal pumping, well stimulation techniques; acidizing, hydraulic fracturing.
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PGE 400 Summer Practice II
Subjects that are acceptable for summer practice: quantity and cost estimates, application of plans to site conditions, mix design, taking part in reinforced concrete work, structural highway and hydraulic designs preparing standard engineering drawings (minimum 30 working days).
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PGE 401 Graduation Project I (4 credit)

Application of Petroleum and Gas Engineering theories and topics on paper for design. The graduation project is chosen by the students and taken up after the approval of the relevant lecturer.
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PGE 403 Natural Gas Engineering (3 credit)
Properties of natural gases, hydrate formation. Estimation of gas reserves. Gas well testing. Estimation of gas deliverability. Gas flow measurement. Natural gas deliverability. Natural gas transmission, design of gathering systems. Field treating and processing of natural gas. Compressor horsepower requirement.
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PGE 405 Petroleum Engineering Design I (3 Credit)
Development and use of design methodology, formulation of design problem statements and specifications, consideration of alternate solutions, feasibility, considerations. Development of student creativity by using open ended problems.Project engineering and management of engineering projects. Design of drilling projects.
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PGE 402 Graduation Project II (4 credit)

Application of Petroleum and Gas Engineering theories and topics on paper for design. The graduation project is chosen by the students and taken up after the approval of the relevant lecturer.
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PGN 406 Petroleum Engineering Design II (3 credit)
Development and use of design methodology, formulation of design problem statements and specifications, consideration of alternate solutions, feasibility, considerations. Development of student creativity by using open ended problems.Project engineering and management of engineering projects. Design of drilling projects.
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Technical Electives

PGE 407 Reservoir Characterization (3 credit)
Definition of petroleum reservoir heterogeneity using conventional methods and possible improvements to these methods. Review of basic statistical concepts and methods. Reservoir Rock and Fluid Property Evaluation by Statistical Methods. Scale-up and Simulator Data Preparation. Emerging Methods in Petroleum Reservoir Characterization. Case studies from oil industry.
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PGE 408 Geophysical Analysis (3 credit)
this module is an introduction to geophysical signal analysis which is concerned with the construction, analysis, and interpretation of mathematical and statistical models. In general, it is intended to provide material of interest to upper undergraduate students in mathematics, science, and engineering.
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PGE 409 Process Control and Instrumentation (3 credit)
Introduction to Process Measurement, Pressure Measurement, Level Measurement, Temperature Measurement, Flow Measurement, Control Valves, Process Considerations, Transmission of Measurement Signals, Basic Control Concepts, Complex Control Systems, Computer Control Systems, Networks
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PGE 410 Special Topics in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering: Gaseous Fuels From Resource to the End User (3 credit)
Chemical and physical properties of propane, butane and propane-butane mixtures, industrial uses of LPG in automative and in energy sector, quality and quality control in industrial establishments, safety. Laboratory testing, concepts of standards, measurement uncertainty, measurement quality. Invited lecturers from industry and visits to industrial sites.
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PGE 411 Petroleum Property Valuation (3 credit)
Estimation of reserves. Optimization of production rate. Maximizing the oil recovery within economic limits. Investment required for exploration and development of oil gas fields. Investment required for improved recovery processes. Operating cost. Taxes, prices and depreciation. Profit analysis.
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PGE 412 Reservoir Rock and Fluid Properties (3 credit)
Fundamental properties of fluid-permeated rocks; porosity, permeability, saturation and electrical properties; properties of porous media with multiple fluid saturations; wettability, capillarity and relative permeability. PVT relationships of hydrocarbon gas and liquid systems. Reservoir fluid characteristics of hydrocarbons and formation waters.
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PGE 413 Globalization and Petroleum Politics (3 credit)
As global energy demand increases, sources of oil and gas are becoming incredibly important to nations whose citizens continue to grow more dependent on them. This dependence has led to a more robust international petroleum industry, as a result of globalization, underlined by an increase in stakeholders and complicated contractual frameworks.
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PGE 414 Transport Phenomena in Geosystems (3 credit)
Applications of mass, heat and momentum balances to fluid flow problems. Shell balances. Non-Newtonian fluids. Transport processes in porous media.
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PGE 415 Pipeline Transportation Systems (3 credit)
Importance of pipelines: pipelines as element of infrastructure, economical comparison of pipelines with other transportation systems, safety of pipelines, transportation tasks and dimensioning of pipelines, profitability investigation of pipelines. Planning and designing of pipelines: right of way, pipelines, stations, and execution of pipeline projects. Calculation of pipelines: pressure losses and flow rates, energy demand, pressure surge calculations, pipe strength calculations. Line pipes and fittings: line pipe materials, fabrication of line pipes, fittings, line pipe testing and inspection. Construction works and corrosion protection of pipelines.
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PGE 416 Environmental Control in Petroleum Engineering Operations (3 credit)
Principles of environmental control in petroleum engineering. The impact of drilling and production operations. Environmental transport of petroleum wastes. Planning for environmental protection. Waste treatment methods. Remediation of contaminated sites.
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PGE 417 Petroleum and Refining Processes (3 credit)
This module highlights contemporary approaches to resource utilization and provides comprehensive coverage of technological advances in residuum conversion. It illustrates state-of-the-art engineering methods for the refinement of heavy oils, bitumen, and other high-sulphur feedstocks.
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PGE 418 Oil Transportation and Storage (3 credit)
Waterborne Transportation, Oil Spills, Storage Facilities, Oil Pipelines, World Oil Transit Checkpoints , Marine Tankers and Barges,Super tankers, Oil tankers, Barges, Marine vessels for transporting LPG and LNG, Aboveground Tank Storage of Liquid Petroleum Products, Storage Tanks, Tank Farm.
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PGE 419 Health & Safety and Risk Management (3 credit)
This course develops a foundation of Health & Safety concepts and stakeholders, Risk assessment of engineering developments, Hazard identification and protection methods, Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and Management of health and safety in oil and gas industry.
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PGE 420 Project Management (3 credit)
This course develops a foundation of concepts and solutions that supports the planning, scheduling, controlling, resource allocation, and performance measurement activities and leadership traits required for successful completion of oil and gas engineering projects.
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